Welcome to the YLA at Home free resources
The brand new YLA at Home resources are now live! This week’s theme is hope and this is the final resource in our journey of discovery series.
Click here for the interactive session… or use the sheet below to explore hope in today’s world.
The brand new resource on our YLA at Home hub has just gone live. This week’s theme is friendship. Join us as we discover how we can be great friends to those around us.
Creative and fun resources to try at home exploring how you can be Young Leaders during this challenging time and beyond. #YLAathome
Learn, reflect, create and share with others.
This year Mental Health Awareness Week is perhaps more important and timely than ever. In honour of the 2020 theme, we’re giving the gift of kindness with our latest batch of recommended films for younger viewers. From family comedies to toe-tapping musicals, these feel-good films offer comfort viewing and plenty to spark the imagination.
All selected titles are available to stream from home, or use your own DVD in school where possible. Our accompanying film guides can be used to lead informal discussion at home or in the classroom.
As schools remain closed, and we continue to find ourselves in uncertain times due to coronavirus/COVID-19, it can be difficult to settle into new routines and cope with the draining nature of constant uncertainty and confusion. What can be helpful is to carve out some time for rest, or laughter, or to simply find a way to switch off from these difficult circumstances for a while. To help you out, and to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May), here are some great feel-good films that you can stream at home to take your mind off of everything else for a while.
For ages 5-11: My Neighbour Totoro
A magical and absorbing tale of two sisters exploring the countryside around their new home and meeting some furry friends. Ideal inspiration for our Nature in Your Neighbourhood filmmaking competition.
When Satsuki and her little sister Mei move to their countryside with their dad, they must find new places to play and to keep busy. Exploring their new home and the forest surrounding it, they discover friendly spirits are all around them. The giant and furry Totoro takes them on a magical cat bus that allows the sisters to deal with some of the difficult emotions they are facing in their lives. This is wonderful introduction to Japanese animation that shows the potential of imagination.
Like many of us, you may have been enjoying Rob Biddulph’s brilliant Draw with Rob draw along videos, which have amassed a huge online following and now been watched over 2 million times on YouTube).
On May 21st, Rob is going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Biggest Art Lesson.
Rob will be live on YouTube at 4.00pm (BST) but in order for the attempt to meet Guinness World Records’ criteria we need participants – young and old – to register for the free lesson at www.artworldrecords.com and be there for the whole 30 minutes.
The attempt will also help to raise money for those most impacted by COVID-19. Participants can donate what they can and companies have also begun to pledge financial support. These donations will go towards high impact charities to counter the impact of COVID-19, including stopping the disease’s spread, providing immediate relief to those most impacted and preventing future pandemics.
#ArtWorldRecords#MakeHistoryatHome #DrawWithRob #StayAtHome
The Aquafresh Schools Club materials are suitable for home learning with adapted resources. The parent notes make running the lesson easy and pupils partake in the the Brush Time Tales competition from home.
The importance of oral health
Every year there are 60,000 school days lost to tooth extractions and poor oral health. Tooth decay affects a staggering 25% of 5-year olds. It remains the leading cause of hospitalisation in children aged 5-9. The Aquafresh Schools Club is empowering young people to take ownership of their dental hygiene and helping make brush time, fun time!
A chance to win some prizes!
Children will be invited to share the stories by entering them in the Brush Time Tales competition.
The winner will win £500 of Oxford Reading Tree vouchers for their school, an iPad for themselves and will have their story shared and publicised by Aquafresh.
Use the competition entry form found in the resources and send your learners’ entries to us at email@example.com
Captain Aquafresh and the Nurdles show kids a fun way to brush all parts of their teeth correctly. Catchy songs and dances get them brushing and help get them to the 2 minutes of brushing that dentists recommend. And because they’re having so much fun, before they know it, they’re done! Use the tunes in the app or link into your favourite playlists to provide endless dance mix-ups for variety every time they brush.
Make brush time fun time with Captain Aquafresh and the Nurdles!
The British Red Cross are delighted to bring you details of their brand new learning website, First aid champions, to help give you some fresh ideas for home-schooling. What could be more empowering than learning a new life-saving skill during lockdown?
Welcome to First aid champions, where you’ll learn important first aid skills.
Through this resource, you’ll meet six characters as they use their first aid skills to help others. You can watch films and take part in activities to learn and practise first aid skills.
You’ll also learn about kindness, how to cope and keep calm, and how to keep yourself safe. Followed by tips on sharing what you’ve learned with others.